Archive for November, 2011

  • Balkh – Dive into the Past

    Posted in Afghanistan | November 24, 2011
    When you are in Afghanistan, there are a lot of places that would intrigue you and many more which would enchant you. Balkh is one place that would interest you. Balkh in Northern part of the Afghanistan country is an ancient city which was earlier the centre of Zoroastrianism. This small region in the Balkh Province of Afghanistan is around 20 km from Mazar-e-Sharif and lies to the northwest of this city. It is around 74km from the city of Amu Darya. Earlier it was a major Khorasan city and in fact came under the appreciation of the great traveler Marco Polo as a noble and a great city. The word Balkh is believed to have come from the word Baxli or Bahlika and then relatively Balkh which is the term used in modern Persian. The Greeks had named  [...]
  • Tora Bora – Afghanistan Unleashed

    Posted in Afghanistan | November 17, 2011
    Come to Afghanistan and visit the land of Tora Bora which is a great complex amidst the White Mountains. This portion of eastern Afghanistan is the ideal place to go in the district of Pachir Wa Agam. Situated in the province of Nangarhar, this is around 50 km from the Khyber Pass in the west. You also have the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, which are in the border of Pakistan. Famous as a place of Taliban and a certain amount of insurgency against the Soviet Union in the eighties. There are natural caverns in the white Mountain Range which have been formed as a result of eating into limestone. When the US Invaded Afghanistan then the place had become the mainstay of the Taliban and the other allies of Al Qaeda. It has also been said  [...]
  • Panjshir – The land of Afghan Ecstasy

    Posted in Afghanistan | November 10, 2011
    When in Afghan live like a queen or a king. This is the feeling you get when you visit this pristine locale. With a great landscape and the best of scenic splendour, the Panjshir region in Afghanistan certainly is a must see spot for all tourists coming to this part of the world. Around 60 miles from Kabul, the valley of Panjshir is famous for its lovely picturesque locales and the most beautiful of trekking zones. Spanning over 62 miles the Anjoyman Pass lies on one end and has also been the main area of resistance from Afghans while the soviets and the Taliban invaded this place. Today a place of absolutely naturally beautiful areas, the fact that it is close to the Afghan capital makes it a favourite amongst tourists and is today finding  [...]